About 3M™ Novec™

  • At 3M, we use science to improve lives and support businesses. When it comes to the health and safety of your workers, the quality of your products, the environmental impact of your processes, and the protection of your critical infrastructure, assets and data, we are constantly seeking ways to do things better, safer and more responsibly. We develop 3M Novec engineered fluids with intention, to find solutions that clean, cool, coat and protect with a high level of performance and a large margin of safety – while helping minimise the environmental impact on the world we live in.

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Smart. Safe. Sustainable.

Performance without compromise

The high science behind Novec products can seem 'out of this world' to our customers! There are no compromises in terms of performance, safety or sustainability. Our products are specifically designed with that balance in mind by experts who know the performance you need. Our intent is to help you achieve your technical goals while supporting your mission and values. Choose 3M Novec and you won't have to choose between what's good for your business, your people, your world, the universe.....

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    Smart

    We've developed a versatile range of products to meet even your most challenging applications, whilst positively impacting your business and building your legacy for quality.

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    Safe

    We take our responsibility seriously, in delivering reliable solutions that don't force you to choose between performance and your workers' health.

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    Sustainable

    Leave a legacy and show your commitment to the earth by choosing a solution that is intentionally developed with sustainability in mind. All Novec products have zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP). They are not targeted for regulatory phase-down, making them a lasting solution that can help achieve your vision for a greener, more sustainable world.


3M Novec applications and products

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    Designed for key applications

    Your need for versatility, performance and a sustainable solution drives us to improve and explore new possibilities and applications. Our Novec products and experts are attuned to the needs of fire protection specifiers, process engineers, product developers, maintenance teams and IT infrastructure specialists. We understand why and where you use our products – and we are committed to helping you drive your business, provide a safer work environment, and better serve your customers through leading science.

    Fire Suppression

    Solvent Cleaning and vapour degreasing

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    3M Novec products

    3M Novec innovation is our contribution to your vision. We intentionally develop products to help you solve your specific challenges and change the world for the better – for your customers, your workers and future generations. From fire protection fluid to aerosol cleaners to coatings for electronics, we’re creating products that meet your specifications, help protect the earth and fulfill your vision for an advanced solution:

    Novec Engineered Fluids

    Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

    Novec Electronic Grade Coatings

    Novec Aerosol Cleaners

    Novec Insulating Gases

    Novec Electronic Surfactants


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Read insights and commentary on the latest news of importance to your business, written by 3M Novec's experts in fire suppression, solvent cleaning, carrier solvent and lubricant deposition, and electronics coating. Stay on top of new developments when you subscribe to receive our updates.

  • April 18, 2018

    GWP and Novec 4710 Insulating Gas

    Read the GWP and Novec 4710 Insulating Gas Technical Bulletin.

    April 18, 2018 GWP and Novec 4710 Insulating Gas GWP and Novec 4710 Insulating Gas
  • April 18, 2018

    Progressive fire suppression system secures critical data processing at Hochschule Niederrhein University

    The Hochschule Niederrhein (HN) is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany, with over 14600 students studying at over ten different faculties at campuses in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach.

    April 18, 2018 Progressive fire suppression system secures critical data processing at Hochschule Niederrhein University Progressive fire suppression system secures critical data processing at Hochschule Niederrhein University
  • April 22, 2017

    Make Earth Day Count this Year!

    Choosing sustainable instead of high GWP products can help protect our planet in unimaginable ways.

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  • July 27, 2017

    ECHA Sets 2020 Sunset Date for n-Propyl Bromide under REACH Annex XIV

    N-propyl bromide (nPB) meet criteria for classification as toxic for reproduction (category 1B).

    July 27, 2017 ECHA Sets 2020 Sunset Date for n-Propyl Bromide under REACH Annex XIV ECHA Sets 2020 Sunset Date for n-Propyl Bromide under REACH Annex XIV

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